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Do I need an Anti-Virus for my Ubuntu Linux 10.04 ???

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  • Started 2 years ago by tech27
  • Latest reply from iluvwin
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tech27
tech27
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Hello guys.... first thing first, I'm new to Linux and as what I knew Linux is really secured but some says Linux should also have an anti-virus for better protection... so that I want to know If I really need to install an Anti-Virus on my Ubuntu Linux 10.04...

I recently installed an Ubuntu Linux on my Nebook last week....

I really need your friendly suggestions ;>

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vistamike
vistamike
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I don't use one on my home system, but if you feel you need something just to be sure then this; https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ClamAV

Mike

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tech27
tech27
Posts: 387

@vistamike so is it really necessary to have an anti-virus on Ubuntu Linux ????
so if yes whats the best Anti-virus for ubuntu linux ????

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vistamike
vistamike
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As I said, I don't use an AV in Ubuntu and have never had a problem in the 3 years running it (yet). That is not to say Linux is 100% safe.
The answer to what is the best AV for Linux is therefore a difficult one.
Perhaps the question should be 'what is a virus in Linux'? I know of none.

Mike

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tech27
tech27
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ok .. thank you very much.... and I'm so sorry that I cant understand well...

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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Some interesting reading on Linux dangers to BE Aware of : http://www.desktoplinux.com/ar.....59975.html

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vistamike
vistamike
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@GS thanks for putting that up. However I still think the linux community is the safest. (for now). I must admit that this OS is going to get some stick in the future. As one window closes......

If you see the aggro with mobile phones at the moment, anything will happen.

Now the OS's (MS then Apple, Linux etc) need to look at all possibilities and this is worrying to say the least.

But I can say for the moment in Linux not found a problem yet.

Mike

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iluvwin
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I've been using linux for 2 years and am yet to get a virus. If you r really worried go for Bitdefender scanner.

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